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newtoww youth players came out for the clinic. 3 &pafter the tragedy at sandy hook eeementary school... new efforts are underway to protect children across the country. in oklahoma shoootng simuultion. everything from sweeping classrooms to neutralizing a threat was being rehearsed. "ttat's whaa we try tooget out of this training, aalevel of realism and what decisionn they'll make if and when they get the all." call." henryetta 55-hundred....with only 12 police officers. the nearest back-up is hours away. so they ssy traiiing for sittations ike these are a must. since the tragic schooo shooting in newtown connecticut,,there are calls for stricter guns laws. but do hey work? ///crime and justice reporter joy lepola is here now with new information from the fbii... ...that might impact the debate much of thh focus of new calls for stricter gun control has focused on assault rifless like the ar-15 used by adam adults in ewtown connecticut. but statistics ccmpiled by rifles is tte firearm least likely to be used in murder. in fact,,clubs, knives ann
outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
chow in his cell. >>> superstorm sandy is something that nobody wants to relive. and if an elaborate $20 billion plan is put into effect. no one may ever have to. ...and down. just use your maxperks card and get a case of x-9 paper for only 1-cent after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. >>> president barack obama signed into law on sunday, a $9.7 superstorm sandy aid package. the clean-up from superstorm sandy labors on across the northeast. part of that include as plan to prevent the next flooding disaster. one idea? a $20 billion system of barriers, here's cnn's david mattingly. when superstorm sandy hit breezy point, new york, ocean waves crashed on to city streets and brought houses off their foundations. the only option residents had was to head to higher ground. >> they were sitting ducks. there was nothing they could do except run. >> how high was the water right here? >> the water would be probably six feet above our heads. >> six feet? >> above our heads. 12 feet, say. >> malcolm bowlman is the an expert on the dangers of a storm surge hit
right now, a shudder comes with it because of what happened at sandy hook. what do we actually know about what happened here? >> we're learning, actually, a little more. police officers just briefed us in the last hour or so. what they're telling us is that the 16-year-old shooter actually planned this, began the planning of it last night. he took the shotgun from his home, the home he's living it. it belongs to his brother, his 19-year-old brother, and the atf now tracking the registration. he then got the rounds. he went to bed, knew he was going to go in late. he went into his classroom, directly to those two boys who he says he tells police, were bullying him, and he aimed at both of them, striking one of them. i want to show you now a picture of the teacher in that classroom because what stopped it? it was this man. this teacher, what he did in addition to the counselor at the school, they convinced the boy to put down the gun, and that, piers, is what ended all of this. >> do we think he had a very specific set of targets or was he stopped from being more indiscriminate? >> ve
will be friday when the house takes up part of the superstorm sandy relief package. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> and hillary clinton plans to return to work next week to finish out her term as secretary of state. she was released yesterday from a new york hospital where she was being treated for a blood clot. it was the latest in a string of medical problems that sidelined the nation's top diplomat for nearly a month. her doctors expect her to make a full recovery. >>> big changes are coming to san francisco's waterfront ahead of this summer's america's cup races. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman is at the waterfront to tell us about the green makeover. mike. >> reporter: liz, first of all, just look at this view. this is like the nicest view in the world. i guess you could argue about that. but this whole neighborhood is going to change. it's been improving for the last several years and it's rocking and will get a lot better. >>> reporter: fred's java house is a fixture along san francisco's waterfront long before his uncle was being arrested for union activities during the heyday
to work. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. >> two years after the tragedy in tucson, gabrielle giffords is taking the nra head-on. and a powerful new ad calls for courage in congress. >> whose child has to die next? >> senator barbara boxer is here on the progress. >>> sheriff joe arpaio has a posse patrolling around arizona schools. tonight we'll try to find the truth about arming public school teachers. >>> congressman steve palazzo wanted aid when his district was ravaged by hurricane katrina, yet voted down sandy aid. he took a hypocritical tour of sandy damage today. >>> congress has hit a new low. >> say ah! >> ah. >> say ah! >> ah. >> even root canals are more popular. bob shrum and howard fineman are here to assess the damages. on the heels of the horrific massacre in newtown, connecticut, something needs to change. here is one reason why. two years ago today, a gunman opened fire in tucson, arizona, in a parking lot. he shot 19 people, including con
president of the united states, the next one will be black. does it add up? >> plus, a sandy relief package, a little one, finally passed today by the house and the senate, but a new jersey congressman says it is too little and too late. >>> and a popular hollywood actor says he took on starbucks and won. mcdreamy, otherwise known to some of you perhaps as patrick dempsey, comes "outfront." sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with m
is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare public speech. assad said he's standing firm against global calls for him to step down. he laid out his own plan for dealing with syria's civil war. a u.s. state department spokeswoman says assad's plan is detached from reality and assad should resign immediately. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demons
, the next one will be black. does it add up? >> plus, a sandy relief package, a little one, finally passed today by the house and the senate, but a new jersey congressman says it is too little and too late. >>> and a popular hollywood actor says he took on starbucks and won. mcdreamy, otherwise known to some of you perhaps as pat dempsey, comes "outfront." excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> our second story "outfront," too little, too late. that's how new jersey congressman frank pollone is describing the $9.7 billion sandy relief package that actually today did pass the house and then later on the senate. pollone and other lawmakers in new york and new jersey want $
obama signed into law the first of the sandy relief bills, to provide $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds to victims of super storm sandy. congress passed the bill on friday. the house has to vote on two other measures to provide $60 billion in aid. >> the second amendment -- it's about freedom. the first amendment's about freedom. the fourth amendment's about freedom i. have you bone the law and committed a violent act, should you be able to buy a semi-automatic handweapon. >> you shouldn't have a conceal and carry. >> if this is any indication of what lies ahead, it's going to be a problem. >> just a little taste of the spirited example we saw on fox news sunday. yeah, it really was. if you look at the guests, this morning, and the way they were going at each other over the debt ceiling debate and over spending versus raising revenue, it gives you a real indication of how the debate's going to go the next six to eight weeks. they both had strident positions and none seemed to want to budge. you talk to senator ted cruz who thinks there is too much compromise in washington. if neit
could the damage caused by superstorm sandy lead to criminals escaping justice that is the fear in new york where the storm's impact could be worse than anyone imagined.! slp ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums >> superstorm sandy did not just disrupt millions people's lives, it now threatens court cases in the new york city system. here is mary snow. >> this flood damage warehouse right on new york harbor, can actually clog the city's over flowing criminal system for years to come. it sits in an area of brooklyn devastated by superstorm sandy. inside it, there's thousands of police evidence that cannot be touched. >> significant flooding has been taken place. no question about it, we are trying to sort through it and you know, assess the total damage. it's -- it's a big job. >> that was back in november. the police department says it still has not been able to get into this facility and a second one because of sewege contamination. >>
to the victims of super storm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during super storm sandy. president obama signed into law a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast m
of superstorm sandy. today the vote. my next guest says this fight is a sign of, quote, civil war in the gop. take tylenol or take, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> hurricane sandy victims may be in the eye of another storm but this one is all hot air. it is a political storm. today the house passed the first part of a sandy disaster relief package, $9.7 billion but it was supposed to be $60 billion. so some republicans howled after speakerer john boehner scrapped a vote on that. new jersey governor said this is why americans hate congress. the house is going to consider the rest of everything, the rest of the $51 billion later on this month. in the meantime eral lewis joins us from new york. i want to quote for our audience something you wrote in that piece. i would love it if you could lay out for me what that war really looks like when it comes to people and exactly what they are sayi
look forward to what we hope will be quick congressional action on a full, clean, sandy-aid bill now. now, next week, one thing i hope that everybody in america now clearly understands, new jersey, both republicans and democrats will never stand silent when our citizens are being shortchanged. >> and let's not forget what governor chris christie said last week. >> there is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims. the house majority, and their speaker, john boehner. >> and today, "the daily beast" published the interview, she is mad as hell, about the myriad ways the republican brand has been tarnished, the sorry state, the ongoing alienation of latino voters, the epic failure of the fiscal cliff negotiations. and most recently, the house's arguing over the disaster relief aid. i'm angry, fumes mosbacher, i'm angry about the mistakes, i'm not writing any checks and i'm not asking anyone else to write any checks until i hear something that makes sense to me. since the election there have been a lot of gatherings and meetings among those who are act
little, too late. that's how it's being described, the $9 billion sandy relief. they want $60 billion. now, house speaker john boehner says there's going to be a vote on the remaining $51 billion. he says it's going to happen on january 15th but that's not good enough for representative pollone. he's out front tonight. let's deal with the build bill that had to deal with the flood insurance. 67 people voted no for including paul ryan. he said washington shouldn't be creating new debt and it would be irresponsible without making necessary reforms. debt ceiling may be an on muss sign of the future. what's your response to that? the national flood insurance is in crisis. >> the point is people paid their premiums and now they suffered and have damage and now paul ryan and others are saying they shouldn't -- the claims shouldn't be paid. i mean it's ridiculous. if you paid for any kind of insurance and you found out they weren't going to pay the claim, what would you think? i mean that's essentially what they're saying. >> in terms of the vote today and what happens next, charlie rangel,
of you john. >> i like him. >>> happening now, pork promises and priorities. sandy victims finally getting their due today, and it cannot come soon enough. >> there's a good 40% of the exterior walls that are covered in mold. >> we don't have anyone to remove it and we don't have the finances to be able to. >> as washington doles out billions, we examine where the money is really going. new details about venezuela's president hugo chavez, reportedly battling a severe lung infection. some venezuelans are worried about his condition and it may be worse than officials are letting on. >>> plus a new year and a new gaffe from vice president joe biden. the latest and afternoon swearing in ceremony for new senators. we'll have the audio will you not believe. plus this. >> this sure is a crazy way to draw attention. >> who won't notice a hot model in body paint. >> she stands out like a not new.co. >> they get you noticed. >> super ads getting super racy. this year you'll see a twist. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. we begin
of it is what you described. it's fisheries in mississippi. i know sandy was big, but i don't think it hit alaska and it didn't hit mississippi. the roof tops in the the district of columbia, about half of what harry reid calls an emergency is pork. >> sean: now, this is obviously an abuse of power by the democrats. why do you think, congressman, that they did this? >> because they can. because nobody calls them on it. because those of house voted no today, for instance, because we had the unmitigated termerity to ask for an offset. frankly, governor christie wants to bully and berate and badger people into passing a bill no matter how pork-laden it is. we're 16 trillion dollars in debt and i don't think it's asking too much that we found offset, waste, fraud abuse, duplicative programming, something to pay for the 9 billion dollars that we spent today instead of mortgaging the future of our kids. i don't think it's too much to ask. >> sean: first of all, they should have moved quicker than this as the president promised he would do and secondly, i don't think that the people of the rockaw
the gunman killed 20 of since the gunman killed 20 of since the gunman killed 20 of snoof students of sandy hook elementary school went back to school today for the first time since the shooting that killed 20 of their classmates and six adults in the newtown, connecticut, school. students were relocated to a different one, a building altogether in a different town in monroe, keblth cut. that's because sandy hook is still part of an active investigation and they don't know if the kids will return to that building. there is certainly increased security at the new school, an upgraded system of cameras and locks and parent were there to help the teachers as well. of course, a very emotional day for all. the school superintendent said that they would try to make it as much of a normal rue tin as possible, doing the kinds of things that they know are good for kids and that they would be familiar with. gary tuchman had a chance to talk to a couple of people at newtown. one set of the parents sent their 7-year-old daughter back to school today. >> reporter: he will la is a first grader at sandy ho
the campus. the student is a self-proclaimed white supremist. >> just three weeks after the sandy hoag elementary massacre, gun show was held not far from the city of newtown. there was pressure not to hole the show but organizers say this is how they made their living. some gun shows an hour away cancelled or rescheduled. >> no idea what the president has in mind, but down the road, could be many things that could jeopardy do is gun show moat -- promoters and gun sale. >> the opportunityistic for gun control, leveraging the tragedy in sandy hook, is despicable. >> gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and especially since sandy hook. >> a piedmont man's ten-year-old daughter has motivate him to help gets guns off the streets. he started his own cash for guns program. reporter: micky jordan lives in piedmont. she is glad she is alive anywhere. >> one of the girls who didn't live in the house, got out a gun and put it to my head and pulled a trigger. >> that happened when she was ten. the said she girl laughed saying the safety was on. then 17 years late
. >>> still ahead, paul ryan votes to let sandy victims suffer without relief money. but he wasn't always so cold. we have a hi pock ra si alert coming. plus, secretary of state hillary clinton back to work together but we're still walting for the apology e polg at the claims he'll question or he'll miss,even for them, ilgts's really lame. you're watching "politics nation" right here on msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] shift the balance of power decisively in your favor. the exclusive 8-speed transmission and rotary shifter in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to fo
. >>> bay area schools make changes this the wake of the sandy hook shooting. the new rule that starts at classroom door. >>> the president names picks of the new national security team. they will not get the jobs without a fight. >>> hillary clinton back on the job with extra protection. the gag gift she got from her colleagues. i know. i know i need to quit this. - well, how about... - that smokers' helpline? yeah, they can give me a plan. - help me through the rough spots. - so you're ready to... quit? everyone wants me to quit-- my doctor, my wife the dog. - not good for the dog. - anyone else? hmm? what? anyone else want you to quit? me! i want me to quit. tdd# 800-933-4833 - ( rings ) - woman: smokers' helpline. oh, hi, it's me. people are stuck in very old habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causi
,000, due to sandy. manufacturing gained 25,000 jobs. the most in nine months. the labor department said the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8%. >>> in a little more than 48 hours until the redskins return to the field for the layoffs. and this time, they have home-field advantage but they're facing a hot, young team that's sent washington packing in the past. the redskins come into sunday's matchup with the seahawks having won seven straight games but the seahawks have won five straight games and over the last four games, their defense has allowed less than 11 points per game that veteran chris cooley knows how this could change the tide of the game. >> they're not afraid to get in your face or talk to you or hit you in the mouth and you have to respect the team that isn't a frontrunner. that will get after and do the little things right and seattle does that. >> reporter: >> the redskins most recent trieps to the playoffs in 2005 and 2007 both ended in losses to seattle. let's look from our chopper there, there's the field out at, getting ready and painting the field for this weekend's g
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> prisoners, including death row prisoners could be set free because of a doctor's workload and tactics is the focus of a major investigation. cnn's victor blackwell has been looking into this very disturbing story. >> if you died in mississippi of any sort of suspicious circumstances, chances are dr. hand was going to be cutting you open. >> that's a former public defender talking about dr. steven han, a pathologist who has done tens and thousands of autopsies. >> how many would you say from the late '80s until probably a few years ago. >> somewhere in the range of 1400, 1500 nrk that range, maybe 1600. >> that's five to six times what's recommended by the national association of medical examiners. for the first time on television, han is resp
questions for you. >> what was the weapon used at sandy hook? >> i have already gone over it. >> we haven't talked about sandy hook. >> it's a 224. they're using a low percentage. but you guys, people wouldn't go swimming because the movie "jaws" because great white sharks kill 5 people a year. you're trying to scare people. >> the same type of weapon was used in the last three mass shootings. >> and hitler used semiautomatics to kill people. why about fast and furious? why did our government send guns to mexico? why did they blow up -- >> alex, i get accused when i get you guys on of talking over you, of being rude. i'm trying to be civil. you have got to try and answer some of the questions, right? here is my issue for you. why do people need, civilians need an ar-15 type assault weapon? >> i said statistically, they're using in a low amount of crimes. that's an fbi act. >> but they have been used in the last three mass shootings. >> because they advertise in the media. everybody knows if someone jumps off the empire state building, they put security out there because there are copy cat
from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> students of sandy hook elementary school went back to school today for the first time since the shooting that killed 20 of their classmates and six adults in the newtown, connecticut, school. students were relocated to a different one, a building altogether in a different town in monroe, connecticut. that's because sandy hook is still part of an active investigation and they don't know if the kids will return to that building. there is certainly increased security at the new school, an upgraded system of cameras and locks and parent were there to help the teachers as well. of course, a very emotional day for everyone. the school superintendent said that they would try to make it as much of a normal routine as possible, doing the kinds of things that they know ar
meaningful gun legislation. i'm joined tonight by two parents who are advocating for change. sandy and lonnie phillips lost their daughter, jessica gauwi in a mass shooting in aurora seven months ago. jessica was just 24 years old. she wanted to be a sportscaster. so she moved to colorado in 2010 to go to metro state, metropolitan state university in denver. she survived a mass shooting at a food court in toronto. but she was among the 12 people murdered in the shooting at the movie theater in aurora this past july. sandy and lonnie, i want to thank you so much for joining us here this evening and being a part of the discussion. lonnie, you met with the president, with vice president biden recently. what did you tell him? >> well, there were about 23 groups at that meeting, and i was sitting directly to his left, and he started to his right. each member of all the groups that were there, there were a lot of very astute people, and he listened to each one of them very carefully and wrote -- made notes. it went around the table. probably 22 people representing a lot of pro -- they were -- actua
-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a nearly $10 billion aid package for superstorm sandy victims. this after the outrage over speaker boehner canceling the initial vote early this week. athena jones live in our washington bureau. expected to be an easy one today, dana? >> it looks like it will be passed. about $9.7 billion in borrowing auth
measures being considered by joe biden's task force established after the sandy hook shootings. what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? it's our talk back question today. facebook.com/carolcnn. or send me a tweet. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? we're getting our first glimpse into what the white house may propose in terms of gun legislation. according to "the washington post," joe biden and his task force are considering reip st e reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring universal gun checks for gun buyers, establishing a national gun sale database, strengthening mental health checks, imposing stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. wow, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is
that were damaged in hurricane sandy. volunteers helping save treasured photos as victims remember everything else they lost. >> in the grand scheme of things they were only pictures but to us they are our history. >> that is is my sister. she is gone. rest in peace. my mother, my father. >> a lot of people in this picture are gone. aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. nly align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive sy
to see jobs in areas with better pay, manufacturing and construction because of hurricane sandy, construction jobs grew as well. >> wait a minute, the construction for hurricane sandy had already begun even though the aid package has to be voted on as we speak? >> we've been talking to people who had a little bit of savings and were able to get work started because they knew they wanted to secure work crews and they wanted to prevent mold, so, yeah, you had people starting to get that work done. >> it's that kind of effect took hold in december, that package of aid today, it's only $9 billion but ultimately it will end up being $60 billion that should have an effect on manufacturing as well. >> for construction, you would hope so. >> construction. >> you would hope it would offset the loss of small businesses that would have to close because of all the time, so it starts to -- it can be a push and pull in terms of the sandy effect for sure. >> and just because i made the nice mistake and said manufacturing, we showed some good pictures of manufacturing. >> manufacturing is inter
of massive flood damage from superstorm sandy. we'll explain. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 24 hours and bipartisanship ushered in with a brand new congress already seems to be shifting just weeks before the next major battle over the debt ceiling republican lawmakers are making it clear they are ready to fight the president. let's bring in our national political correspondent on capitol hill with the latest. >> it seems old habits die hard. remember the moments yesterday as members of 113th congress were sworn in? never mind. after surviving a failed coo led by his own members john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting of house republicans a source tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the debt limit. boehner told the members the focus turns to spending that puts republicans and congress back on a collision course with the white house after the president insisted he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not the
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nomination a few moments away. >> president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. the first legislative action. some were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote on a much larger aid bill. sandy devastated parts of the northeast two months ago. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion aid package on january 15th. >> half of the residents of long beach, new york, remain homeless and still came out to say good-bye to a landmark. thousands witnessed the start of the demolition of the two-mile long brdwalk, damaged beyond repair by sandy. it will cost an estimated $25 million. the new bored walk should be ready in time for summer. >>> five men accused of brutally gang raping and killing a woman in india will appear in court. the five are charged with murder, rape and kidnapping the 23-year-old woman last month. they will appear in a fast-track court designed to expedite cases. two men are now on their tenth day of a hunger strike in new delhi demanding capital punishment for the accused rapists >>> the man accused in one of the country's worst mass murders g
for thousands of victims of superstorm sandy, both chambers of the new congress approved a measure. the remaining $51 billion will be considered later this month. joining us now is ken fineberg, the managing partner of the law firm. also somebody who worked on these issues for years. you have given away what? $29 billion to victims of 9/11, katrina and several others, bp, and virginia tech, and some of the others, so what is your role as far as superstorm sandy is concerned? >> liberty mutual, private insurers, with claims all over the atlantic region has decided to set up a program to accelerate the processes of insurance claims rising out of sandy. anybody insured with liberty first tries to resolve the claim in the normal course with liberty. if that does not work, liberty has asked me to set up an independent mediation program designed to place the insured and the insurer together with a neutral third party to try to resolve the claim quickly within a matter of four to six weeks, without resort to litigation. >> so you will be medicimediati liberty and individuals who are not s
momentum for gun control is coming out of the most recent massacre, the one at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. an event that shook a normally poised president, remember this, wiped a tear away, later announced a task force to curb gun violence, to be led by vice president joe biden. one of the vice president's first moves, extending an invitation to the nra. let me take you to washington and talk to cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, just what is the task force hoping to get out of approaching the nra? >> i think what they want to do here is get voices and get voices of all sides in the gun argument here. that's why the nra was given an invitation. take a listen to jay carney, white house press secretary, asked about the nra attending these immediatings this wee i m. >> the vice president's group invited a number of organizations and individuals to participate in meetings. they include gun owners, and groups that represent gun owners, groups that represent sports men and sports women. the nra has been one of the groups -- one of the many groups invited. i wil
in congress that could have far more disastrous consequences and relief for victims of superstar sandy is finally on the waysuper storm sandy relief is finally on the way. the pakistan teenager shot for promoting education is finally out of a british hospital. the 15 year- old was shot by the kelly ben after encouraging girls to attend school. after two months of frustrating delays $9 billion is on the way. this is the first part of a $60 billion appropriation the. >> it's never too late to do the right thing is late that we are doing this thing. hop the president said it was the worst day of his presidency the moment he learned about the shooting in sandy hook elementary school he is being briefed by the counter- terrorism adviser. getting help today from someone who knows what it's like to survive a mass shooting. she retired from congress to focus on her own recovery giffords was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire in tucson arizona for a political event, six people were killed including a nine year-old girl and a federal judge. following the new december jobs report that
for the northeast to recover from superstorm sandy in october. while the $9 billion passed relatively easily, the next bill, the $51 billion in aid, is expected to face much more scrutiny when congress takes it up january 15th. >> sources tell cnn president obama is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. he was a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president has called him a patriot but critics have noted he has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. >>> it may be a new year but congress it appears is reverting to its old ways, the same old same old. with multiple budget crises ahead like the debt ceiling and automatic spending cuts, the continuing budget resolution, the people who watch capitol hill say the partisanship and brinkmanship will be as bitter as ever. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta explains why. >> reporter: after surviving a failed coup led by his own members beleaguered house speaker john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a
members at sandy hook elementary. a similar weapon used by the accused mass murderer james holmes who killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 others at a movie theater in aurora, colorado. it was a gun, not a baseball bat, that took the lives of more than 335,000 americans in the last decade. that's more than the entire city of st. louis or pittsburgh or cincinnati, gone. it's a gun, not a blunt object, that ends an average 609 american lives every week. 87 a day, 1 every 17 minutes. just in the last 24 hours at least 6 people were shot in chicago. two fatally. in greenland, arkansas, a man is under arrest for a triple shooting that left his wife and mother-in-law dead and another family member critically wounded. and in orange county, florida, a deadly drive-by killed one and critically injured another. so with this many lives at stake, how can it be sensible to defend the means of status quo slaughter? what can be the motive behind blocking any common sense reforms that could help limit this horrendous carnage. >> the basis of the second amendment is about resistant to government
for the first time since super storm sandy hit. over 100 certificates deeming the home safe to live in were handed out and residents were told they don't have to follow a 10 p.m. curfew anymore. good news for those folks. >>gretchen: by now we've seen that map posted by a new york newspaper pinpointing local gun homeowner addresses. guards and families information appears ton that map. a rockland county sherrif appears about all of that. we were expressing in the commercial break i don't think people understood the domino effect. now inmates are threatening guards. in what way? >> they are saying we know where you live. we know where your family lives. we can retaliate if in fact we choose to. it's a threat that the officers, they come to work, they do their job. and now they've got to worry about when they go home and their families' safety. >>gretchen: there are 8,000 active and retired new york preponderance of the police officers currently living in your county. what is your feeling about gun ownership legally put out? >> i think it jeopardized all the good people of rockland county as
justice is in jeopardy in new york. all thanks to superstorm sandy. >>> partisan, unpopular, ineffective. just some of the words used to describe congress. all morning long we'll go in focus on whether the house of representatives is more like a house of cards. >>> what lawmaker is introducing controversial sex election legislation along with three other bills next week? we'll talk with him. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military
with the big man himself, chris christie. in the wake of the superstorm sandy, he found himself in a bit of political hot water for making nice with president obama. >> good evening. breaking news tonight, superstorm sanity crashing astore in southern jersey in the last hour. 2.8 million people without power. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented. i haven't seen anything quite like it. have you anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you see the boardwalk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. it's in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you take charge like you've always done in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you eve been so outspokeningly supportive and praise worthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you, but tell me why you were happy to do that so close to the election when some say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election. this is the livelihood of the people i
the massacre in newtown, connecticut. sandy hook elementary classes have been moved to a nearby town, but are the kids ready? that's next. i've discovered gold. [ female announcer ] new roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. >>> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords was in newtown, connecticut this weekend where a gunman killed 26 people last month. giffords survived a mass shooting herself in her district two years ago. she met with local and state leaders to discuss gun control legislation, mental health identification and also treatment. the kids at connecticut sandy hook elementary school returned to classes this week. three weeks after 20 of their classmates were shot and killed, along with several educators. classes were moved to nearby connecticut where students were welcomed with greetings and ribbons along the route. behavioral expert wendy walsh is with us. when the kids showed up, their found their own
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